In an exclusive interview with TNIE, senior journalist and political analyst Ratan Mani Lal speaks about the UP Assembly results, how BJP retained UP with huge majority, fall of Congress party and many more.
Voting for 59 Assembly constituencies spread over 9 districts in UP began on Feb 23 morning. The polling started at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm. This is the fourth phase of the Assembly polls in UP, where elections are to be held in 7 seven rounds. The 4th phase of polling will decide the fate of 624 candidates in 59 Assembly segments.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday accused the BJP of meting out "step-motherly" treatment to Raebareli and urged people to vote for her party candidates in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. Gandhi also hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, accusing them of mismanagement during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Voting for 117 Assembly seats in Punjab began on Sunday morning amid tight security arrangements. Polling started at 8 am and will continue till 6 pm. A total of 1,304 candidates, including 93 women and two transgenders, are in the fray for the high-stake electoral contest. There are 2,14,99,804 voters, including 1,02,00,996 women.
Kerala CM #PinarayiVijayan hit back at UP CM #YogiAdityanath for his caution to the voters that "UP will become Kashmir, Kerala and Bengal if they make a mistake”. Taking to Twitter, Pinarayi said the people of UP would want Uttar Pradesh to become Kerala as it has better amenities.
Uttar Pradesh is all set to decide the fate of several BJP heavyweights in its first Assembly election after Covid-19. Polling has begun in 58 seats spread across 11 districts of Western UP on Thursday. The 11 districts are — Shamli, Hapur, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Bulandshahr, Aligarh, Mathura and Agra.
The BJP on Tuesday promised 10-year punishment and Rs 1 lakh fine for those indulging in 'love jihad' if it returns to power in Uttar Pradesh. The announcement was made by Union Home Minister Amit Shah during the release of the election manifesto titled 'Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra 2022' for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.
Meet Abhinandan Pathak. He is better known as PM Modi’s lookalike. Abhinandan will contest the Sarojini Nagar Assembly seat in Lucknow as an independent candidate. Pathak, 56, who is from Saharanpur, claims he had sought a ticket from the BJP, but got no response.
With the fifth phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly election one day away, here's all the information you need before casting your vote
The third phase of Uttar Pradesh's assembly elections sees a tight contest among BJP, BSP and the SP- Congress alliance for 69 seats in the state's legislature.
After casting her vote, Lucknow Candidate for BJP Rita Bahuguna Joshi said that Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's emotional appeal points to the fact that Aparna Yadav is losing the polls